State Fair Winners

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Project by Darell posted 02-26-2014 09:20 PM 840 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted any projects so I thought I’d post a couple that I’m kind of proud of. The first is a bias bowl turned from plywood. The blank was about 4.5” square that I glued up from scrap baltic birch. It was turned mostly with EWT’s as the plywood dulled my Thompson bowl gouge very quickly. It is finished with gloss deft spray laquer.This one won me a blue ribbon at the Oklahoma State Fair last September. The second is a bowl that won second place. It’s turned from a piece of spalted hackberry. This one is finished with Mylands friction polish.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#1 posted 02-26-2014 09:24 PM

I remember seeing these bowls just this past year. I really liked the plywood bowls. I told my wife, that looks like a turning tool duller. But they came out gorgeous. Great work!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#2 posted 02-26-2014 10:14 PM

great job darrel

-- Got Wood?

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#3 posted 02-26-2014 11:53 PM

Do you have any tips on applying the Mylands? I keep getting streaks …

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#4 posted 02-27-2014 09:26 PM

Very nice work Darell, congratulations on the first & second placing’s

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 03-05-2014 02:21 PM

With those gorgeous grains and awesome shapes, they are sure winners. Great job!

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